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Share your literary passions by teaching English in middle school or high school

English Education


Bringing English Education to Life

Do you love reading, writing, and analyzing literary works? With an English Education degree, you can share your literary passions by teaching career in middle school or high school. English courses dive deep into classical and contemporary works of American, British, and world writers and thinkers. You will hone your creative and analytical writing skills, learn different approaches to literary criticism, and develop an understanding of grammar and composition.

Prepared to Teach English

Along with taking classes to develop your writing and literary analysis skills, you’ll also take courses to prepare you for running a classroom. Education courses provide practical training in educational psychology, classroom management and discipline, and assessment methods for middle and high school classrooms. You will also be trained in varied approaches to teaching English and engaging secondary education students in English literature and creative writing. All English Education majors complete a semester of full-time student teaching during their senior year.

Get on track for these careers

  • Secondary English Teacher
  • English Teacher (Abroad)
  • Elementary Teacher 
  • Website Content Creator/Manager
  • Professional Writing
  • Freelance Writer
  • Editor
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Launching into Your Classroom

Education majors spend a full semester of their senior year teaching real students locally or internationally. Each Education student teaches at two different schools, preparing you to manage your own classroom after graduation.

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Literary London January Trip

This study tour, offered during January term, allows students to study the works of major British authors and also to visit the homes and locations that inspired their literature. In the past, authors have included Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Samuel Johnson, Shakespeare, and others. Most of the trip is centered in London, with trips to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh, and other locations enriching the experience.

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On-Campus Teaching & Tutoring Opportunities

Through employment with the Writing Center in the Academic Enrichment Center, students with distinct strengths in writing can tutor classmates in research paper development, outlining, and editing.

Interested in working with kids? Get involved with WORDshop!, an on-campus summer writing camp for area youth designed and taught by English education majors, who have the opportunity to learn how to build a writing community and encourage young writers.

English Education Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Liberal Arts Foundational Core

A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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Registration opens for Taylor University’s 2022 WORDshop Writing Camp

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The Taylor University English Department invites students entering grades 4-12 to attend WORDshop, a creative writing camp, on July 18-22.

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Registration Opens for WORDshop Writing Camp

Jun 30, 2021

The Taylor University English Department invites students entering grades 4-12 to attend WORDshop, a creative writing camp, on July 19-23, 2021.

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Taylor’s English Department Commended by Academic Policy Committee After Review

Apr 03, 2019

Taylor University’s English Department has been commended by the Academic Policy Committee (APC) after its finding the department meets and exceeds institutional standards of excellence.

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